In the year of Corona, a devastated year for the migrant workers in India. Migrant workers means those workers who migrated to other states for their livelihood. Due to sudden lockdown in March 2020 due to Corona (Covid19) many lost their jobs at their working places. Later Lockdown extended and finally all type of transports like train, bus were stopped plying. They tried to return to their homes by means of any available mode with spending their all savings. Those who could not afford, they started walking for days. In the process many lives were lost forever due to hunger, accidents while travelling before reaching their homes. These uncommon sad stories are known to us. Days are passing but Corona not gone till now. Durga Puja, great festival of India, mainly for Bengalis and Dussera for all over India arrived. Festivals are being organised at low scale with all precautions like musk, sanitiser and distancing.
In connection with Durga Puja, I will show you how an artist created a master piece with the theme of migrated workers. A migrated family with little children has been imagined who survived with her children and reached to their hut and looking back to the crowd. Artist Pallab Bhowmick of Krishnanagar has taken this as theme to make his “Durga” of this year. He idolised her as Devi Durga just by putting a symbolic third eye on her forehead as we see in Goddess Durga. Goddess Durga in her hutment with bagful of relief materials in her hands instead of weapons. Her children, on her lap is depicted as Kartick, on the left is Saraswati and Laxmi on the right and forth Ganesh has been shown below.
কৃষ্ণনগর ঘূর্ণির ভাস্কর পল্লব ভৌমিকের তৈরি একটি মূর্তি এ বছর খুব জনপ্রিয় হয়েছে। এখানে দেবী দুর্গাকে একজন পরিযায়ী শ্রমিক ও মায়ের ভূমিকায় দেখানো হয়েছে। তিনি শিশুসন্তানকে কোলে নিয়ে পিছনে ফিরে দর্শকের দিকে তাকিয়ে রয়েছেন এবং তাঁর কপালের তৃতীয় নেত্রই বলে দিচ্ছে তিনি আসলে দেবী দুর্গা।